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#1 Feb 16 2014 at 8:22 AM Rating: Excellent
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So this is a thing. A bot is rigged up to relay input commands from the Twitch chat to the game, Pokemon. There are ~30k viewers at the moment. I don't know what percentage of them are putting commands into the chat but I've been watching on and off for a little while, and it's somewhat mesmerizing. Apparently they've managed to clear three gyms so far. Oh, and there's about a 20-second chat delay. Of course, there are a bunch of @#%^s constantly spamming "start" so a lot of time is spent in menus and the Pokedex.

At times, it seems like the owner might be taking manual control, but I'm not sure.

Edited, Feb 16th 2014 9:34am by Spoonless
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#2 Feb 16 2014 at 9:56 AM Rating: Good
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I saw that yesterday. It took them over an hour to teach a pokemon cut.
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#3 Feb 16 2014 at 10:25 AM Rating: Good
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I saw that yesterday. It took them over an hour to teach a pokemon cut.
I saw them trying to use it on a bush. When they finally got the ability to fire off, he was turned in the wrong direction. Smiley: lol
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They just made it to Lavender Town after several hours in the Flash-less cave. And promptly walked out of it again. This is great, hahaha Smiley: lol
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They just made it to Lavender Town after several hours in the Flash-less cave. And promptly walked out of it again. This is great, hahaha Smiley: lol
They were in that cave all night. They kept using Dig and exiting, and having to re-enter. Eventually they were able to put the Pokemon with Dig into storage.

I wonder how much money this dude is making. Maintaining 25k+ concurrent viewers for a super long time, and they're at 45k viewers now.

TwitchPlaysPokemon in a nutshell, from Reddit:
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Spoonless wrote:
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They just made it to Lavender Town after several hours in the Flash-less cave. And promptly walked out of it again. This is great, hahaha Smiley: lol
They were in that cave all night. They kept using Dig and exiting, and having to re-enter. Eventually they were able to put the Pokemon with Dig into storage.

I wonder how much money this dude is making. Maintaining 25k+ concurrent viewers for a super long time, and they're at 45k viewers now.

TwitchPlaysPokemon in a nutshell, from Reddit:
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Edited, Feb 16th 2014 2:08pm by Spoonless


The meta commentary and reddit images are what really makes this amazing. You could practically hear the screams and cheers when Erika was defeated at just a bit over 4 days in Smiley: laugh
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#7 Feb 17 2014 at 12:06 AM Rating: Good
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I tried flappy bird precisely twice, realized what it was, and promptly deleted that ****...

Also, I can't wait for the safari zone, lol.
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They were up to >50k viewers last night before Erika went down. Took them 3 hours just to get the bush cut down to go face her. I continue to watch like it's a train wreck... in super slow motion. Even now it's at 40k viewers. Truly absurd and hilarious.
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They were up to >50k viewers last night before Erika went down. Took them 3 hours just to get the bush cut down to go face her.

I don't know anything about Pokemon but... go on...
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If you want to remove the commands from the chatbox, you can follow the instructions here: http://www.reddit.com/r/twitchplayspokemon/comments/1y2if6/remove_commands_from_chat_even_more_improved/

Makes it a little more readable.
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Over 70k concurrent viewers now, and over 6M total views. Smiley: lol
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Not this.

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Yeah well, it wouldn't have happened if they hadn't deposited S.S. TICKET, allowing HELIX FOSSIL to run rampant. Smiley: crymore
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#16 Feb 17 2014 at 9:07 PM Rating: Good
idiggory, King of Bards wrote:
Also, I can't wait for the safari zone, lol.


The stream owner mentioned that he might use a cheat to disable the step counter if it goes too badly too many times.
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#17 Feb 18 2014 at 3:34 PM Rating: Good
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92k people as of this writing. They are in the elevator at the Rocket game corner.
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Democracy mode seems to be working as intended. Less fun, but certainly more productive.
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#19 Feb 18 2014 at 8:43 PM Rating: Excellent
Got two steps from Giovanni after spending multiple hours trying to do just that.

Used Dig.
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Got two steps from Giovanni after spending multiple hours trying to do just that.

Used Dig.

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#21 Feb 19 2014 at 8:31 AM Rating: Good
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Holy ****. The stream went down. Riots everywhere.
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It's back. That was 7 minutes of pure ****.

edit: I LIED IT'S DOWN AGAIN OH GOD

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How much money is this stream generating? The dude has to be making bank with so many concurrent users, right?
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Probably. He seems to be monitoring it frequently so chances are it's worth his time Smiley: tongue.
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Logged in today just in time to see the team get ROFLstomped by Sabrina; they made it to her with only Abba Jesus and Cabbage still alive. Kadabra 2-shot Abba Jesus with double crits, and one-shot Cabbage. And it took them a few hours to navigate the warp maze to get to her in the first place. Time to grind? Smiley: laugh

I KNEW this trainer dialogue would get some mention! Smiley: lol
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#26 Feb 22 2014 at 6:36 PM Rating: Good
I'm just following along via the memes.
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The script in that Reddit thread I posted earlier has been updated to remove 'democracy' and 'anarchy' from the chatspam too. Also, /r/twitchplayspokemon has progress updates fairly often if you want to catch up.
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I've been following this very closely on Tumblr. I just can't bring myself to watch the feed for more than a few minutes at a time. Most of the time Red is just walking in and out of a house or something or ramming the helix fossil up his nose. It is maddening. It just boggles my mind how they've managed to make so much progress like this.
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Oh man. OH MAN. They released Cabbage and Dux. And almost all of the Safari Zone catches.

And deposited Abba Jesus and the newly caught Zapdos. Edit: and the Helix Fossil.

Sunday. Bloody Sunday.

It's like George R.R. Martin is writing this episode of TPP...

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#30 Feb 24 2014 at 8:32 AM Rating: Good
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Yup, I witnessed the releasing of Cabbage and Dux yesterday morning. I was speechless.

Also, came back this morning to see that they have revived the Helix Fossil and are using Omanyte. Smiley: jawdrop
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Giovanni was defeated this morning, after much difficulty with the ledge boss guarding the gym's entrance.
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This whole experience has me thinking about why this is such a huge thing on the internet-- and why I find myself cheering when something that would otherwise be boring or mundane happens. Walking through an area with a ledge is a huge accomplishment here.

Meanwhile I am playing through Pokemon X for the first time, mowing through trainer after trainer, bored out of my mind. Then I think about Flappy Bird, and how that became such a huge thing as well, and I begin to realize how important challenge is, and how lost it is to this generation-- with the exception of games like Dark Souls. People are so starved for a difficult game, that even something thrown together in a couple of minutes like Flappy Bird becomes a huge success.

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Kuwoobie wrote:
Meanwhile I am playing through Pokemon X for the first time, mowing through trainer after trainer, bored out of my mind.


Look up the Nuzlocke challenge and apply the rules to your game.
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Meanwhile I am playing through Pokemon X for the first time, mowing through trainer after trainer, bored out of my mind.


Look up the Nuzlocke challenge and apply the rules to your game.


Meh. It's not quite the same when you make the rules yourself. Also, Nuzlocke doesn't help much for challenge when my pokemon never faint and I don't capture any wild pokemon for reasons outside of filling my pokedex. X/Y practically hands you a full set of some of the best/strongest pokemon in the game. Without using any pokeballs, I have been given Lucario (who can transform into Mega-Lucario), two starters, Lapras, and a choice between two fairly formidable fossils very early on. They even made it incredibly easy to get Snorlax from nearly the start of the game. Snorlax and Pidgeot are the only two I use that I actually had to catch.

I've already been stopping myself from switching out in the middle of battle or using items. I suppose it will boil down the same way an MMO would-- with the real challenge coming at the end with PvP. By that time I'll be moving all my previous game teams and raising a veritable army of pokemon with choice IVs and movesets to use against other players.
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Then I think about Flappy Bird, and how that became such a huge thing as well, and I begin to realize how important challenge is, and how lost it is to this generation-- with the exception of games like Dark Souls.

I dunno, plenty of bullet **** games out there or stuff like Super Meat Boy, etc. And the older games haven't gone anywhere.

Started playing Stalker: Shadow of Chernobyl again the other night. Rescuing and escorting that Environmentalist scientist through the Rostok railyard/construction site. At night. In a thunderstorm. That was fun Smiley: laugh

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Then I think about Flappy Bird, and how that became such a huge thing as well, and I begin to realize how important challenge is, and how lost it is to this generation-- with the exception of games like Dark Souls.

I dunno, plenty of bullet **** games out there or stuff like Super Meat Boy, etc. And the older games haven't gone anywhere.

Started playing Stalker: Shadow of Chernobyl again the other night. Rescuing and escorting that Environmentalist scientist through the Rostok railyard/construction site. At night. In a thunderstorm. That was fun Smiley: laugh

Edited, Feb 26th 2014 2:56pm by Jophiel


Stalker has been staring at me with depressing Russian eyes from my library ever since I bought them all and never played them last year. Putin will teach us how to love?
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Stalker has been staring at me with depressing Russian eyes from my library ever since I bought them all and never played them last year.

That's because you kids don't know challenge.
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Stalker has been staring at me with depressing Russian eyes from my library ever since I bought them all and never played them last year.

That's because you kids don't know challenge.


Challenge is trying to find time to play the game during my lunch break while people ask me how did they ****** up their computers so bad.
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I notice while there are more minor issues (pokemon being released) there is more overall progress being made in Anarchy mode than Democracy mode. Also PC's are scary to watch no matter what system is accessing them...some people just want to watch the world burn.
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I can't wait until someone figures out how to send the force reset command: A+B+Select+Start.
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#41 Feb 26 2014 at 10:57 PM Rating: Good
Jophiel wrote:
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Stalker has been staring at me with depressing Russian eyes from my library ever since I bought them all and never played them last year.

That's because you kids don't know challenge.


My SL 200+ NG+++ Darksouls characters disagree with you sir. I have just not been in the mood for shooters since I gorged on BL2 for like 6 months. It will come back around.
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My SL 200+ NG+++ Darksouls characters disagree with you sir.

Whatever, pansy. Go play with your magic swords and the blasted Ukrainian landscape will be waiting to blow your little elf's head off with a .45 ACP round.
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Master Shojindo wrote:
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Stalker has been staring at me with depressing Russian eyes from my library ever since I bought them all and never played them last year.

That's because you kids don't know challenge.


My SL 200+ NG+++ Darksouls characters disagree with you sir. I have just not been in the mood for shooters since I gorged on BL2 for like 6 months. It will come back around.
You should try some of the challenges that people stream. Like this one.
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My SL 200+ NG+++ Darksouls characters disagree with you sir.

Whatever, pansy. Go play with your magic swords and the blasted Ukrainian landscape will be waiting to blow your little elf's head off with a .45 ACP round.


Everyone knows magic beats guns. Why? Magic.

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Stalker has been staring at me with depressing Russian eyes from my library ever since I bought them all and never played them last year.

That's because you kids don't know challenge.


My SL 200+ NG+++ Darksouls characters disagree with you sir. I have just not been in the mood for shooters since I gorged on BL2 for like 6 months. It will come back around.
You should try some of the challenges that people stream. Like this one.


I played the boxer challenge some. Was fun, but DS 2 March 11th! Just killing time in PoE until then.
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I've been working on breeding a perfect Omanyte in honour of this. Getting 5 perfect IVs regularly now, just need a little luck to get that last one. I've been naming all of the rejected spawn LORD HELIX and sending them out in Wonder Trade. When I am feeling particularly motivated I teach them hidden power and erase their two birth moves so "hidden power" is all they have.

my personal message that people see when they wonder trade with me is HAIL THE HELIX

Cause why not?
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and they have made it to the Elite 4....
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Olorinus the Ludicrous wrote:
I've been working on breeding a perfect Omanyte in honour of this. Getting 5 perfect IVs regularly now, just need a little luck to get that last one. I've been naming all of the rejected spawn LORD HELIX and sending them out in Wonder Trade. When I am feeling particularly motivated I teach them hidden power and erase their two birth moves so "hidden power" is all they have.

my personal message that people see when they wonder trade with me is HAIL THE HELIX

Cause why not?
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This is the second best thing I've seen all day.

The best was watching a level 36 Venomoth single-handedly down Lance's Dragonite to beat the Elite 4 Smiley: grin
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Ok. I missed it. How does a level 36 Venomoth kill anything with that moveset?
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#49 Feb 28 2014 at 5:57 PM Rating: Decent
They already beat the Elite 4?

That is pretty impressive, considering they don't really have any real offensive movesets on anyone but Zapdos who by rights would have folded under the Ice *****.

also maybe I should put this in Pokemon thread but What is an IV?

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One explanation I heard for AATTVV's victory over Dragonite was a glitch in the AI; it will always use a Super Effective move type over anything else... even if the move type isn't an attack. Hence it just spammed defensive measures and was slowly poisoned to death!

Game ended early this morning; I woke up right at the end :D 16 days, 7 hours, 45 minutes, and 30 seconds!



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I honestly didn't think they'd beat it while I was asleep. I'm sad I missed it Smiley: frown
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